While the Dallas Stars lost another game in overtime, you have to give them credit rallying down 5-1 to tie it. The Stars rallied in the third period to tie the game but ultimately fall to the Minnesota Wild 6-5 in a shootout. It would have been amazing to pull that comeback off in front of the crowd that remained at the arena.
One thing that should be pointed out with the Stars record is that the they have five overtime losses after todays game. Fans shouldn’t be as concerned right now since we are at the beginning of the December schedule. However if the Stars continue to lose in OT, this could be an issue at the end of the season as they look to make the playoffs. This is the second time that they have rallied down four goals this season. Here are the main takeaways from the 6-5 loss to the Wild.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 3. Defense needs a lot of work
The Stars defense needs a lot of work after giving up 3 goals in a short span to the Wild. You have to give the Wild for capitalizing on the defensive mistakes that the Stars made. That’s how you win hockey games and the Stars need to learn from that. The one thing that still puzzles me is how Ryan Suter still gets playing time. The Star would be better off this offseason if they could find a trade for him or just buy out the remaining two years on his deal.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 2. Stars have got to dominate from the get go
It’s amazing to watch the Stars pull off these remarkable comebacks in the third quarter. However, they got to find a way to be consistent at dominating teams from the opening face off. They can’t keep relying on pulling off these amazing comebacks every game. If the Stars can dominate from the beginning of the game, we can stop getting in these comeback situations.
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota Wild Recap: 1. Jason Robertson closing in on franchise record
Jason Robertson is closing in on Brian Bellow’s franchise point streak record of 20 games. Robertson had an assist on Hintz’s first goal of the game to advance his streak to 18 games. I would not be shocked if he were to break the record at home later this week. Robertson even added a goal in the third period to help the Stars rally in the third period. Let’s see if he can continue the streak against the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night.